Journal of Northeast Texas Archaeology




Pottery vessels from ancestral Caddo sites are widely known across all parts of East Texas, with recognizable vessel forms and decorative styles that have both distinctive temporal and spatial distributions. In this article we put on record an engraved Caddo vessel with a rather unique design from an unknown site in the Quitman area in Wood County.

This part of East Texas, specifically the Lake Fork Creek basin in the upper Sabine River drainage, is an area with an extensive record of ancestral Caddo habitation sites and cemeteries. In particular, there are many Late Caddo period, Titus phase, sites and family cemeteries dating from approximately 330 to 580 years ago (A.D. 1430-1680) known in this area. The Caddo vessel described herein is thought to come from an unknown Titus phase cemetery in this area.

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